Tuesday I got a fair amout accomplished. I went through the mountain of stuff in my mending/ scrap pile. Never should have ended up combined in the first place, but always easy to see what I shouldn't have done. So, anyway, I have been saving things that I like the fabric, or think I might can use. I had an old toilet bowl rug that I was no longer using, so I cut off the legs & made it a sit-upon. Then looked at the legs & thought - Ah! dog toy. Ivy says it looks like a fiend. Sera doesn't play w/ it much though, I think it's too big for her. hmmmmm, might have to give to someone w/ a larger dog.
I finally made the pumpkin Mochi. yum yum. Only thing is that it has a different texture than you'd expect. Very chewy. I'm thinking must be b/c of the rice flour, but once you get around the unexpected texture, it is great. I got the recipe here:
Be bold & give it a try, you might just like it. One tip though, do not cut it while it is warm/hot. messy looking, once it is cool it slices up beautifully, but we couldn't wait to try it.
While working in the kitchen though, we made a discovery. You can boost radio reception in our kitchen very well using a shredder. Also makes it very handy when you need. We wasted a good 5 - 10 minutes playing with our discovery. Put the shredder on the antenna & radio comes in, take it off and fuzz. put it halfway on & move it around & make interesting static. Yes, we are easily amused.
Was a funny kitchen day anyway. Apparently, when I decided to use bread machine to make dough for meat pies, I looked at recipe for 1 hour loaf, rather than standard recipe & it called for quite a bit of yeast. Wow, it blew up inside the machine. Aaaalllllllllllllllllllllllllll Ooooooooooooooveeer. What a mess, & soooooo yeasty, but I needed in more flour & worked it & it was beautiful. Only kept the yeastyness. Smelled like a brewery. I ended up w/ enough dough left after making 2 trays of meat pies to make a small loaf. I was very good. I told Ivy we could make bread this weekend. Will do by hand, from scratch. Wednesdays bento was meat pies (bread dough formed around burger & potato mixture w/ seasonall, sauteed onions, garlic & perppers,) baby carrots & broccoli, ranch in the penguin. grapes, pastel mini marshmallows & toasted pecans, plus ketchup in small red mayo container b/c she felt meat pie needed dip.Today, Ivy & I had lunch w/ the field trip at Ryans, I love their glazed baby carrots. I am getting tired & still need to make lunches, so talk to y'all soon.